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47: Who Was Wenceslas, and Who Decided he was Good?  

 
  first broadcast:
Wednesday, December 22, 2004

15:45
Radio 4

presenter:  
Mark Whitaker
producer: Mark Whitaker   
St.Wenceslas, King of Bohemia in the early 10th century, is the greatest of all Czech national heroes. And when a Victorian cleric wrote a carol about him in 1853 it was a pointed political gesture.
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46: The Cutteslowe Walls  

 
  first broadcast:
Wednesday, November 10, 2004

11:00
Radio 4

presenter:  
Mark Whitaker
producer: Mark Whitaker   
Between 1934 and 1959 a middle-class community in North Oxford shielded itself from the working-class next door behind seven foot high walls. Those who grew up in their shadow tell the story.
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45: Still Angry after All these Years (5)  

 
  first broadcast:
Friday, November 05, 2004

15:45
Radio 4

presenter:  
Clare Jenkins
producer: Clare Jenkins   
A series looking backwards, not in anger but in sober reflection, and forwards, in a variety of moods, as five writers - creators of the 1950s and 60s 'angry young men' - contemplate their home towns, and find out what, and who, has changed.
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44: Still Angry after All these Years (4)  

 
  first broadcast:
Thursday, November 04, 2004

15:45
Radio 4

presenter:  
Clare Jenkins
producer: Clare Jenkins   
A series looking backwards, not in anger but in sober reflection, and forwards, in a variety of moods, as five writers - creators of the 1950s and 60s 'angry young men' - contemplate their home towns, and find out what, and who, has changed.
(pic when available)
 

43: Still Angry after All these Years (3)  

 
  first broadcast:
Wednesday, November 03, 2004

15:45
Radio 4

presenter:  
Clare Jenkins
producer: Clare Jenkins   
A series looking backwards, not in anger but in sober reflection, and forwards, in a variety of moods, as five writers - creators of the 1950s and 60s 'angry young men' - contemplate their home towns, and find out what, and who, has changed.
(pic when available)
 

42: Still Angry after All these Years (2)  

 
  first broadcast:
Tuesday, November 02, 2004

15:45
Radio 4

presenter:  
Clare Jenkins
producer: Clare Jenkins   
A series looking backwards, not in anger but in sober reflection, and forwards, in a variety of moods, as five writers - creators of the 1950s and 60s 'angry young men' - contemplate their home towns, and find out what, and who, has changed.
(pic when available)
 

41: Still Angry after All these Years (1)  

 
  first broadcast:
Monday, November 01, 2004

15:45
Radio 4

presenter:  
Clare Jenkins
producer: Clare Jenkins   
A series looking backwards, not in anger but in sober reflection, and forwards, in a variety of moods, as five writers - creators of the 1950s and 60s 'angry young men' - contemplate their home towns, and find out what, and who, has changed
(pic when available)
 

40: Red Games  

 
  first broadcast:
Friday, August 13, 2004

11:00
Radio 4

presenter:  
Mark Whitaker
producer: Mark Whitaker   
The International Olympic Committee has done its best to portray the 'official' Olympics as the only Games on offer since 1896. Not so. Between the wars rival 'Workers Olympics' attracted more athletes and more spectators. They were the centrepieces of the socialist sports movement that thrived across Europe, and which regarded the Olympic Games as a propaganda tool of aristocrats, business leaders and the far right. Using testimony from some who took part, this programme retrieves a lost chapter in the political history of sport.
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39: Borrowers and Lenders  

 
  first broadcast:
Saturday, May 22, 2004

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:  
Clare Jenkins
producer: Janet Graves   
Birmingham Central Library is so ugly it's been described as looking like a place that incinerates books, instead of housing them. But to its five thousand daily visitors it's a treasure. This is the inside story of the busiest building in Birmgham told by the lenders and borrowers of some of the most important collections in Europe. And not before time. The library stands in the way of a billion pound redevelopment plan for the centre of Birmingham and is to be demolished. This programme captures the voice of a library's community before it is lost.
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38: Conversations with Gandhi  

 
  first broadcast:
Friday, May 07, 2004

11:00
Radio 4

presenter:  
Mark Whitaker
producer: Mark Whitaker   
For most of the time between 1906 and 1914 a young Englishwoman by the name of Millie Graham Polak, together with her husband, shared the same house in South Africa as Mahatma Gandhi and his family; she and Gandhi talked about everything under the sun, and Millie wrote down their conversations, later publishing them in a small book. This programme recreates those revealing exchanges.
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37: An Exceptional Dog  

 
  first broadcast:
Saturday, May 01, 2004

15:30
Radio 4

presenter:  
Clare Jenkins
producer: Clare Jenkins   
A Cumbrian sheepdog trainer's quest for an exceptional dog with an exceptional brain. What makes a sheepdog? And what makes an exceptional sheepdog? This programme follows 'sheepdog whisperer' Derek Scrimgeour - Cumbrian farmer and trainer - as he searches for an exceptional dog, not just to compete in trials but also to work the testing terrain round his Cumbrian farm.
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36: The Jewish Dickens -- Israel Zangwill  

 
  first broadcast:
Sunday, January 25, 2004

21:45
Radio 3

presenter:  
Mark Whitaker
producer: Mark Whitaker   
Israel Zangwill has largely been forgotten ; but from the early 1890s until his death in 1926 he was a giant figure in the English literary landscape. He made his name with Children of the Ghetto in 1892 – a panoramic novel about the life of the Jewish poor in the East End of London. And for thirty years Zangwill mixed his life as a writer with one as a political activist. He was an ardent and controversial Zionist - opposing Palestine as the location for a Jewish homeland – as well a pacifist and supporter of women’s suffrage. In this programme Mark Whitaker assesses Zangwill as both a literary and political figure.
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